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Name: BITINIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 05/11/1900
Completed: 12/1900
Builder: John Readhead & Sons
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 350
Dimensions: 3091grt, 1968nrt, 323.5 x 47.1 x 23.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 64 x 42ins), 278nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Sons, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
12/1900 L Kossovic & Co, Trieste
1902 Bitinia SS Co Ltd (D Tripcovich), Trieste
11/1914 Turkish Government
1921 Soc Italiana di Nav ĎG Rossií, Rome
1924 S & D Fafalios, Chios; renamed IOANNIS FAFALIOS
04/05/1928 Sank
Comments: 1914: Used in naval service
16/09/1915: Damaged by torpedo from British submarine HMS E12 in
Saltik Liman roads in the Sea of Marmara. Subsequently towed to Istanbul
04/1919: Towed to Italy for repairs
04/05/1928: Sank after a collision with store carrier RFA BACCHUS
about 30 miles south of St Albanís Head
On a voyage from Huelva to Dunkerque with a cargo of iron ore


Shields Daily Gazette, Tuesday, 06/11/1900